DNA – Discipleship, Nature & Apostolic Mission

A DNA Group is a small gender specific (men with men, women with women) gathering of 2 to 4 disciples of Christ who are helping each other become transformed into Christ’s likeness, and advance Christ’s kingdom in every area of life. Utilizing the power of God’s Word (Bible), God’s Spirit, and God’s Family, a DNA Group emphasizes the three major practices of a disciple:

  1. Abiding relationally with Christ
  2. Hearing God’s Word and Spirit
  3. Obeying God’s Word and Spirit

Each person will help the others to abide with Christ, hear His voice, and obey God’s Word in the two main areas of the Kingdom of God:

  1. Covenant Relationships (“covenant” means high quality relational unity and oneness),
  2. Kingdom Responsibilities (fulfilling the original dominion mandate by doing God’s will, God’s way, by God’s Spirit, for God’s glory (Gen.1-3).

DNA Groups are not a religious program. They are a way of life. When two, three, or four sincere believers come together for the purpose of helping one another become like Christ and advance His kingdom, supernatural transformation will occur. Rom. 8:29; 1 Cor. 15:48-49; Luke 10:1-24; Matt. 6:33, 10:7-8

There are five purposes for a DNA Group:

  1. To help each other love, follow, and obey Jesus Christ,
  2. To read and apply the Word of God to our everyday lives,
  3. To pray for those who do not have Christ living in them as Lord and/or who are not in a biblical church, i.e. healthy spiritual family,
  4. To build loving relationships with those who are not in Christ for the purpose of sharing the good news of the kingdom of God in word and deed,
  5. To follow-up and disciple those who have just come to Christ.

A small committed group of two to three people has a much better chance of digging into the deep root issues that are blocking personal transformation. In the safety of unconditional love, trust, and confidentiality, people can truly open their hearts. They are more apt to let their “inner conversation” and personal issues come into the light. In the light and love of Father’s Spirit and Father’s family, we can fight for one another’s transformation into Christ’s likeness. 1 John 1:1-7

DNA Groups meet at least once a week to help each member become like Christ, love God, share the gospel, advance Christ’s kingdom, and make disciples that make disciples.

Discipleship, Nuture, Apostolic Mission – DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) contains the genetic instructions which are used in the development and functioning of all living organisms. DNA is the essential code for life that determines exactly how each cell will live and reproduce. In the same way, for us to be and do what God intends, we must have His DNA in every part of our life: such as the stewardship of our bodies, our minds, hearts, attitudes, desires, motives, actions, relationships, lifestyle, work, and ministry. Following Jesus Christ means that His very Personhood, His Presence, dwells inside us as our Savior and King. It involves hearing and obeying His voice as a lifestyle 24/7/365. Let us make sure we have the right “DNA” of Christ: Christ Himself, Christ’s Community – His Church, Christ’s Character, Christ’s Calling, Christ’s Competency. Lk.6:46-49; 1 Thess. 5:23-24; Col. 1:28

No one can become like Christ, apart from supportive, loving, and accountable relationships. When 2-3 men (or women) “fellowship in the light”, opening their hearts with safe and loving friends, they can help each other hear and obey Jesus.1 Jn. 1:3-10